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July 2018: Dystopian > Kindred by Octavia Butler, 3.5 Stars, rounded to 4

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message 1: by Hope (new)

Hope | 150 comments Kindred by Octavia Butler
3.5 Stars, rounded to 4

A neo-slave narrative that uses the science fiction device of time travel to bring a contemporary black woman (and the reader) back to the stark horror of the antebellum south. The story is gripping and the moral dilemmas the characters face are chilling. I was very drawn into the story although I found it hard to read at times because of the violent injustice which is hard to witness in any era. And I found the ending frustrating and not very fulfilling but I won’t go into detail so as to avoid spoilers. Still... good writing, gripping story and savagely poignant topic. Definitely worth a read.


message 2: by Nicole R (new)

Nicole R (drnicoler) | 7693 comments Hi Hope! Is this supposed to be in the dystopia folder for your July read? Looks like you found Anita's August folder already!

I am moving it to the July dystopia reads folder but let me know if it should be elsewhere.


message 3: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8118 comments This was one of my favourites the year I read it!


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